Salt-Free Whole Wheat Bread

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This bread offers a burst of flavor from orange zest and dried herbs. Use it for your favorite heart-healthy sandwiches.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 3 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 8


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 1½ Tbsp. grated orange zest
  • ¾ tsp. active dry yeast


  • Place ingredients into the bread machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (Order of ingredients may vary.) Use the white bread cycle, and the light crust setting if available. Check the dough during the first few minutes of kneading, and adjust as necessary with more water or flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.